Ask the Expert

Configure automatic updates using Group Policy

Most of my Windows XP users do not have Local Admin rights. Can Windows Update still perform its work on their computers without elevating user privileges?
You can use Group Policy or local registry settings to allow your systems with non-administrative users to take advantage of Windows Update or local SUS systems. Microsoft has a Knowledge Base article describing the configuration and issues available. The article also includes information specific to Windows XP systems.

For more information about SUS/WUS, visit our sister site

This was first published in March 2005

There are Comments. Add yours.

TIP: Want to include a code block in your comment? Use <pre> or <code> tags around the desired text. Ex: <code>insert code</code>

REGISTER or login:

Forgot Password?
By submitting you agree to receive email from TechTarget and its partners. If you reside outside of the United States, you consent to having your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States. Privacy
Sort by: OldestNewest

Forgot Password?

No problem! Submit your e-mail address below. We'll send you an email containing your password.

Your password has been sent to: